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Explorer Dream officially launched

Genting Cruise Lines has officially welcomed a all new Explorer Dream, the third member of its Dream Cruises’ fleet. The christening ceremony of the ship took place in Shanghai’s Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal on April 12, 2019. The Digital Travellers team witnessed the ceremony in Shanghai, being the only B2B media house from India to attend it.

The Explorer Dream was earlier SuperStar Virgo from its Star Cruises fleet. The vessel has undergone over USD 56 million refurbishment to join the Dream Cruises fleet. The vessel is the first newly-launched cruise ship of the post-re-calibration period in the Chinese cruise industry and its arrival marks Dream Cruises’ debut in Eastern China, with the cruise liner purposely-built and recently renovated for the Asian and Chinese luxury market.

Featuring a length of 268 meters and a width of 32 meters, the cruise ship was upgraded at Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard, which is owned by Genting Cruise Lines. With 75,000 gross tons, the vessel can carry 1,856 passengers.

Starting from July 2019, Explorer Dream will begin its home-port deployment in Tianjin (China). In October 2019, Explorer Dream will homeport in Sydney (Australia) and later from December it will home-port in Auckland (New Zealand).

Explorer Dream is the second cruise ship of Genting Cruise Lines to homeport in Shanghai. In July 2017, Genting Cruise Lines launched the Golden Sea Route 7-night itinerary in Shanghai.

Here is a video to give you a sneak peak into the new Explorer Dream, the restaurants, staterooms, entertainment, activities and the newly added The Palace wing too.

Genting Cruise Lines is making way for the global class ships through Explorer Dream, says the Group President of Genting Cruise Lines. Check it out.

Naresh Rawal, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Genting Cruise Lines also speaks about Explorer Dream and his expectations from the Indian market for Australia & New Zealand itineraries.

We also got to speak with Grace Chen, the ace fashion designer in China who happens to be the Godmother of Explorer Dream.

Check out what Pradeep Saboo, Managing Director, Guideline Travels have to say about this ship and it’s itineraries to Australia and New Zealand.


Anju Tandon, CEO, Ark Travels gives tips on how travel agents can sell Explorer Dream packages in the best possible way to Indian travellers.